M.S. in Kinesiology
Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
IUPUI is a collaboration of two great research universities providing a multitude of graduate options. The course work in the kinesiology program is helping me create a strong foundation towards my goal to becoming a successful Physical Therapist. Research opportunities combined with a clinical exposure provides ample opportunities for an aspiring Kinesiologist and Physical Therapist like me.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
Being able to acclimatize to a research-based course structure followed by the opportunity to attend American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conferences have been my favorite accomplishments.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
Indianapolis has a small town feel which I greatly appreciate. The downtown is beautiful and walkable. My favorite part is the canal, it is my go-to place to relax, read and work out. Secondly, there are several places in Indy where I can pursue my hobby of Latin and Standard-ballroom dancing.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
I am currently a graduate assistant at the graduate office. Being a graduate assistant entails planning and hosting various events for students, which includes the Preparing Future Faculty and Professionals (PFFP) and Getting You into IUPUI programs (GU2IUPUI). I am also currently the secretary and reservationist for the Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student organization (UPnGO) where we create an open community of diversity and equity through academic support, collaborations, events, and networks.